The world premiere musical Tuck Everlasting will be presented in Atlanta as a part of the Alliance Theatre’s 2014-2015 season. The production will play January 21, 2015 through February 22, 2015 as announced March 3, 2014 by producers. The musical was originally scheduled for a pre-Broadway run at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in June 2013. These plans fell through when an adequate space didn’t materialize in NYC for the play to transfer following its Beantown production. It will join the previously announced production Bull Durham which is scheduled to play September 3 through October 5.
Tuck Everlasting, based on Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 children’s novel, is the tale of a girl named Winnie Foster and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring. The production, directed by Casey Nicholaw, features music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear.
Bull Durham, directed by Kip Fagan, will feature a book by Ron Shelton and music and lyrics by Susan Werner. The production is based upon the minor league experiences of writer and director Ron Shelton. The film, and subsequently the musical, tells the story of the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor league baseball team located in Durham, North Carolina. The film starred Kevin Costner as “Crash” Davis, a veteran catcher who is brought in to help teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (played by Tim Robbins) about the game in preparation for reaching the Major Leagues.
Other productions that will be a part of the Alliance Theatre’s season include Steel Magnolias (October 22- November 9), It’s a Wonderful Laugh (November 28-December 20), and James and the Giant Peach (March 14-29, 2015) among several others.
Author: Diamond Grant